KUCI Fund Drive

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Omar El Akkad and Scott Turow on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Omar El Akkad, author of American War, and Scott Turow, author of Testimony, talk with Barbara about their new novels, how they came to be, their writing process, and more.

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(Broadcast date: May 31, 2017)

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Elizabeth Strout & Andrew Roe on Writers on Writing

Marrie Stone welcomes back Elizabeth Strout to discuss her latest novel in stories, Anything is Possible. Elizabeth talks about how the work grew out of My Name is Lucy Barton, and how she works in the short form.

In the second half, Andrew Roe shares his latest collection of stories, Where You Live. He discusses the importance of place and portraying a California that exists outside the Hollywood industry. Andy also talks about recurring themes and the power of the subconscious in creating stories full of depth and insight.

Both authors deconstruct one of their short stories, from original kernel of an idea, through the revision process, struggles, challenges, and the ultimate end-product.

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(Broadcast date: May 17, 2017)

Friday, May 26, 2017

Martha Hall Kelly and Ben Blatt on Writers on Writing

Martha Hall Kelly, author of Lilac Girls and Ben Blatt, author of Nabokov's Favorite Word is Mauve.

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(Broadcast date: May 24, 2017)

Friday, May 19, 2017

Min Jin Lee, author of Pachinko, on Writers on Writing

Novelist Min Jin Lee, author of Pachinko, joins guest host Chris Bahnsen for the entire hour to talk about her new novel.

(The show begins 30 seconds in, so patience, please.)

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(Broadcast date: April 12, 2017)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Memoirist Daphne Merkin on Writers on Writing

Memoirist Daphne Merkin, author of This Close to Happy, spends the entire hour on the show talking about her book and the process of writing memoir.

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 (Broadcast date: April 26, 2017)

Friday, May 12, 2017

David Joy talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett on Writers on Writing

North Carolina native David Joy, author of The Weight of This World, talks about his path to publishing without an MFA, Appalachian noir, picking POV characters based on how interesting their perspective is, and more. The New York Times calls his book "bleakly beautiful" and it is. And talk about an ending that makes you want to read the next book of his. Stunning.

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 (Broadcast date: May 10, 2017)

Friday, May 05, 2017

Pam Jenoff & Eric Puchner on Writers on Writing

Pam Jenoff, author of The Orphan's Tale, joins Marrie Stone to share her thoughts regarding writing about the Holocaust and the responsibilities of sensitively portraying that period of history. She talks about juxtaposing WWII against the backdrop of the circus arts, how being a lawyer serves her writing life, and more.

In the second half, Eric Puchner shares his latest collection, Last Day on Earth. He deconstructs the genesis of one of his stories, shares wisdom about the secret of unlocking a short story, how Ray Bradbury set him upon his life's path, how he knows a story is finished, and more.

Finally, we are celebrating our Annual KUCI Fund Drive. If you listen to our podcasts, please consider donating to support our show and public radio. We have an array of fun premiums to offer as a thank you (gift certificates, books, CDs, t-shirts, coffee mugs, and more). Call (949) 824-5824 or donate online at www.kuci.org. Please indicate you're donating for Writers on Writing. We're all volunteers here and depend on donations to keep the lights on and keep water in the cooler. Any amount helps. We appreciate your support!

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 (Broadcast date: May 3, 2017)